Overall, the 2013 budget numbers for the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science, the single largest funder of physical sciences research in the United States, look reasonably good. The office would see its budget climb by 2.4% to $4.992 billion. Three of the office's six major research programs, however, are slated for potentially devastating cuts.
In a paper published online on March 7 by the journal Nature, the ALPHA collaboration at CERN reports an important milestone on the way to measuring the properties of antimatter atoms.
It's one thing to design and build a brand-new piece of technology, to test it and tune it until it works just right. It's an entirely different matter to take that one-of-a-kind instrument and mass-produce it.
IBM scientists were recently able to measure for the first time how charge is distributed within a single molecule.
It appears that the faster-than-light neutrino results, announced last September by the OPERA collaboration in Italy, was due to a mistake after all. A bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer may be to blame.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced last month that eight of the Department’s national laboratories will participate in a pilot initiative to make it easier for private companies to utilize the laboratories’ research capabilities.
GAWDA, the Gases and Welding Distributors Association, has issued an important helium bulletin in response to a tragedy following inhalation of the gas.
Oxford Instruments has been selected by the Quantum Nanoelectronics Group from the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN), in Barcelona, to supply tools to be used for graphene research.
Carnegie Mellon University awarded its 2011 Dickson Prize in Science to Marvin L. Cohen, one of the most influential condensed matter physicists in the world.
A new collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and Best Medical International (BMI) aims to design one of the most dynamic and effective cancer therapy devices in the world.
Some people make coffee coasters out of old newspapers or lawn ornaments out of rusty shovels. Fermilab is building a particle accelerator that employs $28 million of recycled equipment and material.